Kashmir: Exploitation of women in the name of emancipation
Views from Srinagar
ABDUL HAMID MIR HE crime against women shows an expo nentially increasing trend because of cer tain factors including the unnecessary ‘exposure’ of female folk. A woman is safe at home and is susceptible to vulgarity once she steps outside unprotected. Despite her empowerment she continues to be exploited.
Formal employment of women is adding to their miseries instead of solving them. Though it might render them financially independent but that is at the cost of her dignity. Because women employment/earning can be deemed to be forbidden in the current setup where one’s employed wife/sister/daughter has to share their prime time with their male counterparts (strangers) all around. Women are meant for looking after domestic affairs ranging from child care to home management.
They might also work in rare cases but it must be in a totally separate domain where there is almost zero percent access to stranger males. That is possible only under the purview of Islamic Rule which does not exist because in com-
Tpletely separate domains where their chastity is safe, the feminine gender may work in some vital fields like medicine, surgery, education etc. However, it is a shameful situation for those males who inspite of having sound financial condition, force their wives, daughters, sisters etc. to earn outside their home. Women’s rights have been explained at length in Holy Quran.
But the hypocrites are projecting a distorted image of Muslim interpretation of feminine rights. Women cannot find any better and ideal way of life than Islamic perspective; ranging from a protective and morally hygienic dress code to the kinship.
Women are fragile by nature from physical, physiological, psychological and emotional aspects and their honour/ chastity is also very fragile and needs to be protected. And males have to provide this protection. They are equal to men but later is dominant and has to be.
Earning is responsibility of males. In present milieu where filth is spread everywhere, it is unethical to see workaholic ladies in the company of strangers, which is not only against Islam but against humanity also.
Education is their right but earning is not their liability. A qualified woman can manage the home affairs excellently and grow up her children much better in all aspects, degrees are not for employment purpose only; this is a wrong notion which we as parents, brothers and spouses must bear in mind. Women should be provided their full rights whatever they deserve.
Current era is at the climax of women exploitation in the name of pseudo emancipation, exposure, employment, entrepreneurship and all that. The enemies of Islam (and of humanity , of course) are trying their utmost to bring out ladies folk out of their homes into the market, by adopting various means/jokes like so called emancipation, exposure, self reliance, women rights etc. in fact, the aim of these hypocrites is to easily make her available in the market. Eve teasing has become order of the day. Coeducation menace, monetary incentives and other tactics are used as a tool for this. Unfortunately, the unnatural glamour of a woman is used for profiting in business! In addition to workplaces, there is crime against female folks at domestic level as well which too needs to be looked into seriously.
Crime against women also stems from late (sometimes never!) marriages of youth (both boys and girls). Setting up of unnecessary, unethical, irreligious and unaffordable criteria from both sides is a major hurdle in establishing a healthy matrimonial relationship these days.
Marriage is an important event in human life because it is the most sacred aspect of human relationships and a pre-requisite for continuity of human race on the planet.
Marriage has unfortunately become the costliest affair in one‘s life while waywardness is cheap, easily accessible and common. This is exactly in accordance with the Prophetic saying wherein it has been predicted some 14 centuries ago. Islam advocates for simple marriages and strongly denounces illegitimate pre and post marital relationships; which is eating away the moral sense of modernised societies. In this part of the world, government job (irrespective of the nature post!) is a pre-requisite for marriage.
Government job is neither necessary nor practically possible for everyone, does that mean those without government jobs don’t have right to marry? It is completely foolish and bizarre on behalf of such parents who compel their sons and daughters to compulsorily wed an employed partner.[firstname.lastname@example.org] —Courtesy: Rising Kashmir.